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that nelson mandela is close to death, his family says he is at home doing well following gallstone surgery. robyn curnow spoke to mandela's granddaughter a short while ago and i asked what else she learned about nelson mandela's health. >> this is the first time we've heard from anybody close to nelson mandela since he was hospitalizeded in early december. there's been secrecy about his condition so no doubt many will be relieved to hear his granddaughter say he's cheerful in good spirits. sitting up, waving at the kids, smiling at the kid is, very alert. >> his granddaughter addressed the rumors nelson mandela was sent home by his doctors to die. she says this was not the case and the family and nelson mandela deserved both privacy and respect. >> thank you. >>> our fifth story "outfront" tonight. before a big fight, boxer mohammad ali used to say, we're going to get it on because we don't get along. and the same is true in political rivalries today. after a bruising election year, our station's star politicians are getting ready for new fights in the 2013. they're dusting off their glove
nelson mandela has been released from the hospital and he will be going home to continue any further treatment to his home in johannsburg. the 94-year-old has been in the hospital for some time back on the 8th of december, he had surgery fo an abdominal hernia, then gall stones removed and has been in the hospital since. but, again, from our bureau in johannesburg, nelson mandela is headed home and will continue treatment at his home in johannesburg. we'll get a live report at the top of the hour. >>> now to syria, in a city just south of aleppo, months of intense fighting has now come to a head. the rebels are using homemade rockets in their latest push to capture a key military base. it is near the aleppo damascus highway. we're seeing now more signs syrian president bashar al assad's regime is crumbling. in one of the highest level defections yet, the country's military police chief has abandoned his post to join the rebel army. this recording posted online. >> translator: i announce my defection from the regime and i'm joining the people's revolution because the syrian military h
african president nelson mandela is home now and reportedly doing well after he got out of the hospital yesterday. he received nearly three weeks of treatment for lung infection and gallstones. he is not fully recovered but is well enough to go home. the 94-year-old will continue to receive medical care in his home. >>> in washington negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff are still struggling for survival. congress has five days to strike a deal before the end of the year deadline. president obama is on his way to washington this morning while senators are coming back to capitol hill. chip reid is at the capitol. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president arrived back in washington in a little bit more than an hour. the senate comes back tonight and the house it could be a couple of days. there is not the sense of urgency you would think there would be with a critical deadline looming. some members of congress admit they may well just go over the fiscal cliff and deal with it in january after the new congress is sworn in. leaving his family behind to conti
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